Minecraft with the Samsung GearVR & Virtuix Omni
Virtuix team had just published the above groundbreaking and entertaining demo video trailer of Minecraft played in VR using Samsung Gear VR and the Omni, showing a player physically wandering within the Minecraft world, cutting trees, and killing pigs.
This VR version of Minecraft developed by Oculus / John Carmack is surprisingly one of the most immersive experiences we’ve had in VR so far, and it works out-of-the-box with the Omni for natural movement without motion sickness (no tweaks are needed thanks to the Omni’s built-in Bluetooth gamepad emulation).
Minecraft has more than 100 million registered users and more than 1 million players at any given time, so we believe this popular game has the potential to become one of the first killer apps for VR.
Founded by CEO Jan Goetgeluk in April 2013 and headquartered in Austin, Texas, Virtuix is the pioneer of the Active VR category and is the developer of the Omni – the first-of-its-kind motion platform that enables 360-degree mobility in virtual environments. The Omni is compatible with leading headsets and virtual reality content. It is currently available for pre-order for $699 per unit at www.virtuix.com.